WRI Presents at Convention on Biological Diversity COP 12
terrestrial species are restricted to forested landscapes, where habitat loss
and fragmentation directly affect their populations. Some species are endemic
to a particular region, whereas others — tigers, great apes, woodland caribou,
and elephants — need large contiguous forest landscapes to persist. Without
maintaining or restoring critical biodiversity areas and corridors, these
species will continue to decline.
a partnership with RESOLVE's Biodiversity and Wildlife Solutions Program, Global Forest Watch (GFW) is integrating the most important data for critical landscapes such as tiger conservation landscapes, Alliance for Zero
Extinction sites, and endemic bird areas. Coupled with the best available data
on tree cover change, land use concessions, and other contextual information,
we can now better understand and monitor how these critical landscapes are
changing, through a free, accessible, and easy to use platform.
Nigel Sizer and Chip Barber will present, together with partners from the CBD,
Norway, and other nations, to highlight how Global Forest Watch
biodiversity-specific applications can bring the strength of existing GFW
information together with new data and functionality to create a tool tailored
towards the monitoring and national implementation of CBD targets.
18:30-18:45 Opening Remarks
Braulio Dias, Executive Secretary, Convention on Biological Diversity
Ms. Tone Solhaug, Government of Norway & Chair, Working Group I, COP 12
18:45 – 19:15 Global Forest Watch Presentation
Overview of Global Forest Watch Dr. Nigel Sizer, Director, Forests Program, World Resources Institute
How Can Global Forest Watch Help Track Progress towards the Aichi Targets? Dr. Eric Dinerstein, RESOLVE
Global Forest Watch in the Policy and Political Context of the CBD Dr. Charles Barber, Senior Manager, Forests Program, World Resources Institute